I have a NEW website - YAY!
I decided to use Squarespace after hearing positive things from other artists,
plus reading a few build-your-own site comparisons.
I took advantage of their 2 week free trial to set it up
and it took about 3 days, working on & off.
I'm sure it takes less time if you have less images to add.
Scanning new work and locating older images, slowed me down a bit.
I was drawn to the clean style of their templates and I really wanted
a grid layout, so the viewer can see images clearly at one shot,
then click to enlarge if interested in seeing it in more detail.
I had to customize slightly to get that, but it was fairly simple
once the support team helped me out. I'm currently using Avenue.
A big thank you to Carmen of Carmen Mok Studio also.
We're in an art group on Facebook that was organized after
taking Lilla Rogers' Mats3A class last spring. It's a great group and
provides a nice way to ask for advice and share resources with each other.
I like her work and the ease of her site. She answered
some of my initial questions and I really appreciate it!
Once I heard Marc Maron give a 10% promo code on his Monday wtf podcast,
I knew it was meant to be, so I went for it :)
My only setback is that the company where my domain is registered
has not gotten back to me about "mapping/forwarding"
my domain - AllynHoward to squarespace, so for now my site is
It's a temporary issue, but one I must resolve before mailing out
new promotional cards, obviously.
A refreshed Ruben & Cooper are real happy with their new home.
I wanted to go ahead and share my site with you guys, my friends, 1st anyway!
When you have the time, please take a look. I would love to hear your feedback.
I assume it will all be constructive.
I have a lot of images on there, but I think it's well organized.
There are 7 Gallery pages listed across the top and a link page that brings
you here, to my blog.
It's pretty easy to navigate.
Melissa Iwai, I entered your name when answering a survey that asked
who recommended the site.
I think you were the first to mention Squarespace to me.
Regardless, I hope you get some kind of credit or prize!! :D
Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy the rest of your week.